Dallas city to get its allocation of COVID-19 vaccine shots to start giving vaccines to residents at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center next week.
The city and county officials have been working together to give vaccines by appointment only at Fair Park. Earlier, Dallas City received 2,000 doses to inoculate its first responders.
Next week, Texas is expected to provide the city with 5,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine for residents. Mayor Eric Johnson said, "I am excited and ready to get these highly effective, life-saving vaccines to the public."
"As I have said, the city of Dallas is ready to help the state take its vaccination efforts to the next level. We will do so equitably, efficiently, and without political influence."
This vaccine will be given by Dallas Fire-Rescue paramedics by an appointment-based drive-thru process at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. Additional sites are expected to open up soon.
Anyone interested in getting vaccines still need to register.
Dallas plans to pull its list of eligible residents from the Dallas County Health and Human Services registration database and will contact those people directly to schedule an appointment.
The new vaccine site will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays and weekends depending on availability.